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Vietnam Air Services Company to take over 3 Vietnam Airlines routes

Update: January, 27/2015 - 08:49
VASCO will replace Vietnam Airlines to offer flights on three domestic air routes. – Photo doisongphaluat.com
HCM CITY  (VNS) — Vietnam Air Services Company (VASCO) will replace national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines (VNA) to offer flights on three domestic air routes beginning yesterday.

These include the HCM City-Rach Gia and Phu Quoc-Rach Gia-Can Tho routes.

The move aims to enable VASCO, an affiliate of VNA, to become an important air transport operator in the Cuu Long (Mekong) River Delta.

Furthermore, VNA will conduct studies to transfer additional flight routes to VASCO in the future, with the aim to develop VASCO's scale of business and exploitation capacity, and also to better meet the travel demands of passengers.

According to the plan, VASCO will operate seven flights per week for each route between HCM City and Rach Gia, and Phu Quoc-Can Tho, and two weekly flights between Phu Quoc and Rach Gia. It will use the 65-seat ATR-72 airplanes.

For the HCM City-Phu Quoc route, VNA will run 21 flights per week, while VASCO operates 7 flights per week. — VNS

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